Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MOVIE REVIEW: Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about his Father

Dear Zachary
Here's what says:
2008 NR 93 minutes
Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne's poignant tribute to his murdered childhood friend, Andrew Bagby, tells the story of a child custody battle between the baby's grieving grandparents and Shirley Turner, Bagby's pregnant ex-girlfriend and suspected killer. Initially, Kuenne made this documentary as a memorial for Andrew's loved ones, but it morphs into an emotional legal odyssey when Turner goes free on bail and is allowed to raise her son.
My thoughts:
What an amazing documentary. It started as a documentary telling this little boy about his father, his life and his untimely death caused by the boys mother. It goes on to change when the mother does the unthinkable, it becomes a documentary about the lives of the entire family & the grandparents fight for better laws. Great to learn more about this crime & about the family that went through the tragedy.

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